Destination guide

How green was my valley? Mudgee is pretty darn green!

History and beauty are on display in Mudgee, a small town tucked away in the lush Cudgegong River Valley. Spend your days strolling down the city's tree-lined streets filled with breath-taking colonial buildings, including mid-19th-century government buildings and churches. Set along the banks of the Cudgegong River, Mudgee also offers a host of outdoor activities, from leisurely afternoons filled with birdwatching to extreme thrills in the form of skydiving. Looking for the ultimate luxurious experience? Travellers often book Mudgee vacation rentals to explore the surrounding countryside dotted with dozens of wineries and gourmet restaurants.

Things to do

Mudgee explores everything, from museums to the Milky Way

While strolling through the streets of Mudgee, stop to admire the town's ornate colonial buildings, including St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Mudgee Post Office. History buffs should pop into the Colonial Inn Museum, where exhibits detail the town's storied past. You'll find beauty in the skies at the Mudgee Observatory, particularly in the evening when tours offer views of the twinkling galaxy overhead. Mudgee vacation rentals are a great jumping off point for Goulburn River National Park, which provides opportunities for camping and birdwatching. Set aside enough time to visit the numerous wineries and vineyards in the surrounding countryside.

Activities

Quit your wine-ing and drink up – festival fun is on tap

No visit to Mudgee is complete without enjoying some nectar for the gods – wine. Thankfully, each spring the city hosts the Mudgee Wine and Food Festival, a month-long celebration where you can sample some of the finest regional wines and delicacies. For those who long to explore the great outdoors, Lawson Park offers bike trails along the banks of the Cudgegong River. Just 30 minutes away, the Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve features excellent spots for birdwatching and hiking trails alongside towering sandstone pagodas. The countryside is also a popular spot for hot-air ballooning and skydiving.

Weather

Feeling hot, hot, hot! Summer brings sunshine and showers

Summers are sizzling, with the mercury rising as high as 31 degrees on some days. The warm temperatures are often accompanied with plenty of sunshine and thunderstorms – January is the wettest month of the year – although things cool down considerably in the evening. Winters are cool, particularly in July, when daytime highs can dip as low as 15 degrees. If you've booked a Mudgee vacation rental during the winter, don't be shocked to see snow falling, although it rarely sticks on the ground for long. Autumn and spring usually feature mild daytime temperatures in the high teens.

Natural highlights

Wheat, wombats and Wollemi – Mudgee offers it all

While the Mudgee region may be famous for its grape vine-covered hills, the rural area also produces such crops as wheat, alfalfa, olives, fruit, tomatoes and corn, while cattle and sheep roam the countryside. Want to enjoy the ultimate Australian experience? Pay a visit to nearby Goulburn River National Park, where you might spot such iconic down under animals as kangaroos, goannas, wombats and platypus. Wollemi National Park is a three-hour drive from Mudgee and is home to dramatic gorges and canyons. If you can't make the trip, nearby Nullo Mountain offers sweeping views of the beloved park.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Mudgee

The nearest airport is in Mudgee, NSW (DGE), located 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Mudgee?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 118 holiday rentals near Mudgee. From 59 Houses to 28 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Mudgee for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Mudgee?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Mudgee. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Flirtation Hill Lookout: 133 holiday rentals
  • Mudgee Golf Course: 131 holiday rentals
  • West End Sporting Complex: 130 holiday rentals
  • Mudgee Observatory: 126 holiday rentals
  • Farmer's Daughter: 131 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mudgee listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Mudgee?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 59 Houses in Mudgee. Our other popular types of Mudgee holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 28 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 28 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 28 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Mudgee?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 16 holiday homes with pool available in Mudgee. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.